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who you calling a hipster??
I had a hipster call me a yuppie once . 30 yrs as a construction pipefitter that did not roll too well

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Aninteresting topic for sure. Lately in the quarter there seems to be a battle brewing between natives and hipsters who are buying up property. I noticed an individual wearing a t shirt the other day which read kill the hipsters. What exactly defines a hipster?
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Aninteresting topic for sure. Lately in the quarter there seems to be a battle brewing between natives and hipsters who are buying up property. I noticed an individual wearing a t shirt the other day which read kill the hipsters. What exactly defines a hipster?

Ill defined at best. http://nplusonemag.com/what-was-hipster
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According to Urban Dictionary....

 

 

 
Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively. Although "hipsterism" is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs. Such styles are often associated with the work of creative stylists at urban salons, and are usually too "edgy" for the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer. The "effortless cool" urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities
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Ill defined at best. http://nplusonemag.com/what-was-hipster

This is my favorite part:

 

Like “douchebag,” “hipster” was a name that no one could apply to oneself. But the opportunity to call someone else a “douchebag”: that offered the would-be hipster a means of self-identification by a name one could say, looking outward. In the douchebag, the hipster had found its Other.

 

 

So true.  Hipsters never admit to being a hipster, but always accuse others of being one.  It's like every single one of them is convinced that they pioneered the sockless and skinny jeans look and was the first person to discover J Crew.

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I wouldn't recommend light edging / welt for color 8 models like balmoral wingtips / captoes, full strap loafers, saddles, grant/plaza boots, etc...

But for models that can be worn more casually (longwings, barrie boots, LHS, even chukkas or PTBs), the antique edging really makes the shoe "pop." It does make the shoe more casual, but they still go credibly with pants like grey wool / flannel, navy, etc.

Agreed. I think color 8 with the light edge on PTBs, LWBs, and Barrie boots is an awesome combination. I love the look.

Wish I could get my hands on #8PTB with the light edge. The Bureau (Belfast) has them, but they are too rich for me with the USD/GBP FX rate.
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This is my favorite part:

Like “douchebag,” “hipster” was a name that no one could apply to oneself. But the opportunity to call someone else a “douchebag”: that offered the would-be hipster a means of self-identification by a name one could say, looking outward. In the douchebag, the hipster had found its Other.


So true.  Hipsters never admit to being a hipster, but always accuse others of being one.  It's like every single one of them is convinced that they pioneered the sockless and skinny jeans look and was the first person to discover J Crew.

...and rode a singlespeed/fixed gear bike. I loved the douchebag part myself.

Incidentally, don't hipsters wear Alden shoes now?
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could anyone post a fit pic of a #8 straight tip blucher (model 2160), preferably with jeans or casual pants? google image search turns up a pic of mac wearing some with corduroys that looks great, but would like another angle.

anecdotal evidence on the aberdeen i've seen - wider heel and narrow toe box... correct? 9D plaza = 9D aberdeen?
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Agreed. I think color 8 with the light edge on PTBs, LWBs, and Barrie boots is an awesome combination. I love the look.

Wish I could get my hands on #8PTB with the light edge. The Bureau (Belfast) has them, but they are too rich for me with the USD/GBP FX rate.

Have you seen the one Leffot just got in? Not a huge fan of the crepe sole but easily changed after wearing it out. The shoe looks great in person and the whole Leffot team is top notch
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

...don't hipsters wear Alden shoes now?

I do believe so.

... Not safe to talk here. They may be among us.
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Naval boot looks great! Can't wait to see them!
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I'll be the first to admit that I'm a hipster (early 30s, hold a bachelor of fine arts, ride a track bike, drink PBR and bourbon, wear tight pants, romanticize living below my means, etc.) but I own color 8 Wingtip Boots with DARK edge trim/welting.

Figure that one out.
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I'll be the first to admit that I'm a hipster (early 30s, hold a bachelor of fine arts, ride a track bike, drink PBR and bourbon, wear tight pants, romanticize living below my means, etc.) but I own color 8 Wingtip Boots with DARK edge trim/welting.

Figure that one out.

 

mindblown

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"Hipsters" seem to favor 403/405 Indy boots from what I can tell. Also suede chukkas (from Alden and other brands)
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Indy boots? S!#@ , wait all I have are cigar indys whew. I almost had to punch myself in the face. What brand of shirts do they wear? Could someone be a hipster while being completly oblivious to the fact?
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